This Monday, twelve natural persons and six legal persons will appear before the sixth chamber of the Marseille Criminal Court for offenses relating to undignified housing in the second city of France, indicates the Marseille prosecutor's office in a press release.
A total of six different cases will be reviewed throughout the day.
Several defendants are accused of refusing to carry out the measures prescribed to remedy the unsanitary conditions of a building, and are accused of endangering others.
The defendants face up to seven years in prison and a fine of 200,000 euros.
These hearings come two and a half years after the collapse of several buildings in rue d'Aubagne, which had resulted in the death of eight people and revealed a poor housing crisis in Marseille.
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